Grab the kids’ school lunches. The salmonella outbreak that has expanded to 43 states sickening up to 474 individuals.
Florida continues to dodge the bullet, though the peanut butter distributed in question from Peanut Corp. of America does distribute to our state. Follow the salmonella outbreak and the national picture through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page that is set up just for that purpose.
The latest report is that Kellogg, the cereal giant, is asking stores to pull its Keebler and Austin brand peanut butter crackers from shelves. Anyone with these products who would like a product refund can call the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 888-314-2060.
Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan says it has not received any complaints or discovered any problems but it does use peanut paste from Peanut Corp. of America which has recalled its peanut butter.
Peanut Corp. of America has issued a recall for 21 lots of its Parnell’s Pride and King Nut peanut butters for possible salmonella contamination. The product was made at their plant in Blakely, Georgia on or after July 1.
Peanut paste is used in a number of products, from ice cream to candies, cake and crackers – so at this time it’s best to stay away for anything that has peanut butter in it.
Consumers are advised not to consumer peanut butter crackers that go by the name Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and the symptoms usually subside on their own after a week.
If you have eaten any of these products and feel symptoms, it’s important to go to the Emergency Room and tell the physician what you have eaten. Ask for a salmonella test. Also keep the crackers you consumer in a sealed bag, so they can be examined. Manufacturers have an obligation to produce and distribute a safe product, so you may have a case if you have experienced harm. It is crucial to seek compensation for your injuries by contacting a skilled product liability attorney in Florida.
If you’d like to discuss your options call Farah and Farah at 800-533-3555 to speak to one of our Jacksonville food recall lawyers so we can discuss the best approach to your case.